1952, Jacques Becker, France, 94 min.
- Sat, Jan 26th 3:00pm
- Thu, Jan 31st 6:00pm
"This elegant masterwork is a glowingly nostalgic evocation of the Paris of the
Impressionists...one of the great movie romances."--Tom Milne, Time Out London
Based on a true story, this celebrated film is both a passionate love story and a stunning recreation of the violence and vigor of the 1890s Belle Epoque in Paris. CASQUE D’OR (“Golden Helmet,” referring to the heroine’s hair) centers on the temptress Marie (Simone Signoret), whose beauty stirs up a violent rivalry among three men: her brutal apache boyfriend (William Sabatier), a cunning crime boss (Claude Dauphin), and a quiet young carpenter named Manda (Serge Reggiani). Meeting her by chance at a country café, Manda is drawn into a trap that tightens with the relentless fatalism of film noir. 35mm. (MR)
Note: This trailer, the best we could find, is unsubtitled. The version of the film shown at our screening(s) will be subtitled in English.